The neck brace and safety tech people have a new convertible enduro helmet option.

South African mountain bike safety and apparel specialist, Leatt, has launched a new enduro helmet.

Demand for generously ventilated detachable chinbar helmets has only increased and Leatt’s latest product evolution is targeted at enduro riders. As such, it is unsurprisingly named: the 4.0 Enduro.

Available in four colourways and sizes small, medium and large, the 4.0 Enduro is DH crash safety certified. Protection is a crucial attribute of any mountain bike helmet but there are often comprises,  regarding these convertible enduro style helmets.

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Credible safety rating

Leatt’s considered biomedical engineering approach, has enabled the company to deliver an enduro helmet that offers confident levels of crash safety certification (S/NZS 2063:2008, ASTM F1952–10, EN1078, CPSC 1203) and riding comfort.

A total of 18 vent ports should keep you cool, even when cranking away on a steep climb, in sweltering conditions on a summer’s day.

To prevent frustration with the fitment and disengagement of its 4.0 Enduro helmet’s chinbar, Leatt uses a stainless steel detachment latch, which should more robust than plastic when exposed to regular use – or a crash.

It plays nice with eyewear

Leatt’s industrial designers have paid particular attention the ergonomic tension between eyewear and helmet structure. The adjustable peak allows for a convenient google stowage and there is a docking channel for sunglasses, too.

Instead of a MIPS liner the 4.0 Enduro uses Leatt’s own 360 Turbine energy deflection technology. The claim is of a 40% reduction in brain rotation forces.

Leatt is marketing the 4.0 Enduro at £279,99 and classifies the helmet at a mass rating of 810g. For riders who need the adaptability of a helmet that can be both a full face and a half shell option, this Leatt 4.0 is a compelling new enduro riding option.